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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Kick up your fiber quotient to ward off disease, obesity

    Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber's ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Wendy Dahl, Ph.D., R....
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets....
  • Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

    The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere. After three years of profits, analysts are calling 2014 a break-even year,...
  • Meatless Mondays about education, not propaganda

    The following editorial appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Sept. 12: Beware the bean burrito. More than legume-filled deliciousness, it could represent the work of an "activist movement" that seeks to starve your children of meat...
  • Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: The risks of living in today's United States should not extend to eating meat purchased in supermarkets. Yet staff shortages and other problems in the nation's meat...
  • EatingWell: Keep your portions under control with this simple guide

    Most of us--even the experts!--underestimate how many calories we eat. That's because portion sizes can be hard to judge without measuring or weighing everything you eat. Simplify the process by using the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate model....
  • Washington state company recalls sausages because they contain milk

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interbay Food Co LLC is recalling about 4,820 pounds of pork sausage because they contained milk, an allergen that was not on the products' label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The Woodinville, Washington,...
  • Mountain lion that attacked 6-year-old boy tests negative for rabies

    Mountain lion that attacked 6-year-old boy tests negative for rabies
    The mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino, Calif., this past weekend did not have rabies, authorities confirmed Friday. The boy, who was treated for puncture wounds and cuts to his head and neck, will now stop receiving the rabies...
  • Food stamp error rate declined as rolls grew

    WASHINGTON Despite a recession-fueled expansion in food stamp rolls, the percentage of Americans mistakenly receiving too much or too little under the program is at an all-time low. In 37 states, error rates fell between fiscal year 2008 (the recession...
  • 6-year-old boy attacked by mountain lion is getting rabies shots

    6-year-old boy attacked by mountain lion is getting rabies shots
    A 6-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion during a day hike with his parents in Santa Clara County has been receiving rabies shots as a precaution, officials said Thursday. A mountain lion believed to be responsible for the attack Sunday in...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Prepare fruits and vegetables wisely to preserve nutrients

    Environmental Nutrition: Prepare fruits and vegetables wisely to preserve nutrients
    Environmental Nutrition Food preparation techniques such as peeling, chopping and cooking make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh,...